In the decade following the end of the Howard administration, Australian politics has been defined by growing uncertainty and the emergence of popular disaffection with the political class, similar to that found in the United States and Britain. Australian Social Attitudes IV: Australia in the Age of Insecurity is an in-depth look at the economic and geopolitical tensions that pervade Australian discourse. Building on public opinion data collected by the Australian Survey of Social Attitudes and the Australian Election Study in particular, this book is designed to present the public, media, and policymakers with up-to-date analysis of public opinion about important topics confronting Australian politics and society.
, Markus Hadler
Sydney University Press
Country of Publication:
02 April 2018
List of figures List of tables Introduction: Australia in an age of insecurity by Shaun Wilson and Markus Hadler Part 1: Australian insecurities 1. Trust and insecurity: is economic and political insecurity eroding trust? by Clive Bean 2. Minor and populist parties in Australia: does economic insecurity or a 'representation gap' drive support? by Shaun Ratcliff 3. Attitudes to immigration and asylum seekers in Australia: contested territory or an opportunity for right wing populism? by Shaun Wilson Part 2: politics and political participation 4. Climate scepticism in Australia and in international perspective by Bruce Tranter 5. Gender, voting and women's representation in the 2016 Australian election by Katrine Beauregard 6. Battlers and aspirationals: the Liberal Party and the median voter by Ian McAllister and Toni Makkai 7. No steps further! Australian attitudes to 'the right of free assembly' in comparative perspective by Markus Hadler and Anja Eder 8. The collapse of polling as a way of asking about policy preferences: campaign polls in Australia and Britain by Murray Goot Part 3: changing social institutions 9. Howard's queens in Whitlam's republic: explaining enduring support for the monarchy in Australia by Luke Mansillo 10. Marriage and happiness: changing Australian attitudes to marriage by Ann Evans and Edith Gray About the contributors Index
Shaun Wilson is an associate professor of sociology at Macquarie University. Markus Hadler is a professor of sociology at the University of Graz, Austria.
Reviews for Australian Social Attitudes IV: The Age of Insecurity
It was refreshing to read about these issues through rigorous analysis based on actual data. This book is for students and teachers studying our near neighbours, but also for anyone keen on understanding Australians better. -- Jane Higgins * Tui Totu Magazine *